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    HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

    A neighbor who is a close friend brought me material today that she and her husband want made into a baby blanket for their first great-grandchild. I don't have any idea of what to do with what she brought me. I have taken pics. More info after the pics.

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    The material is a light flannel. It is a panel with the blocks made into the flannel. Any suggestions? HELP

    #2
    Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

    The easiest thing would be to back it in flannel and quilt along the block lines in the panel and then any additional quilting that you want to do. This may be what they are expecting, since they picked a panel that is already bordered.

    If you want to do something more special with it, cut the blocks apart and do some sashing between the blocks, maybe with some cornerstones.

    Have fun with it whatever you decide to do.
    Lisa

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      #3
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      Well, both my ideas are exactly what Lisa said!!! I think either would be fine. One would be super easy, and the other not so hard, but more time consuming. I'm sure they will like whatever you do!
      pat.

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        #4
        Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

        How close is the closest design to the rick-rack line? If you find the smallest one and fussy cut all those and do what Lisa said with the sashing and corner stones. The only thing is that you will lose that outside border. But it could be used on the back somehow.
        🌺 Lorie

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          #5
          Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

          I'd cut it into squares, (after washing and drying first.) Then spray starch and press it stiff. (not like a brick) and then, I'd made blocks the same size as the letter blocks like four patches in the colors you have there or prints to match. Then sew the four patch blocks to the letter blocks and put them together in rows. I'd add a white inner border and then an outer border in a color like the red or the blue. Add a binding in either the red or the blue contrasting the border. Quilt all over with a random pattern.

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            #6
            Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

            Just my opinion, but I don't think I would cut it at all. You could border it in whatever seems the most pleasing colors that you can find.....or not......maybe ask them about some of the ideas you are collecting.
            Good Luck and show us when you are finished please!
            ~Kathy~

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              #7
              Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

              how big is the panel? if it isn't at least 50" i'd cut it apart and like someone else said add either 4 patch blocks or pinwheels. then add a border or 2.
              :icon_wave:Joan

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                #8
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                I would put on borders to bring it up to the size you want and call it done.

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                  #9
                  Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                  I wouldn't cut it ... just add borders and quilt around the blocks.

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                    #10
                    Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                    I agree. Don't cut it. Back it and batting it and use a serpentine stitch or blanket stitch to quilt along the lines.

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                      #11
                      Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                      I would not cut into that panel. I'm sure they are just expecting you to back it and quilt it. If you cut into it they might be disappointed. Communication is the key. I would definitely ask some questions so you know what their expectations are. I would use batting, flannel on the back, bind it and do simple quilting around the blocks as someone else suggested. I'm laughing as I now read the other posts. Sounds like it is fairly unanimous that you use the panel as is.
                      Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                        #12
                        Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                        I would not cut into that panel. I'm sure they are just expecting you to back it and quilt it. If you cut into it they might be disappointed. Communication is the key. I would definitely ask some questions so you know what their expectations are. I would use batting, flannel on the back, bind it and do simple quilting around the blocks as someone else suggested. I'm laughing as I now read the other posts. Sounds like is fairly unanimous that you use the panel as is. Gosh, I wish someone would give me an easy project like this one and pay me for it.
                        Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                          #13
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                          Just want to echo what's already been said. Make sure you prewash it. I like it as is but you may need a border. Good luck.
                          sigpicAnita G.

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                            #14
                            Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                            I think I would ask them if they want you to leave the panel intact and go from there. Myself I would just sandwich, quilt and bind it.
                            Shirley aka buckeyequilter
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                              #15
                              Re: HELP ! ! ! I knew it would happen sooner or later :-0

                              I wouldn't cut the panel. I can't think of anything that could be done to it that would make it cuter than it already is without making it too large for a baby quilt. I'm sure you want to use the whole alphabet. I would sandwich and use flannel for the backing and it quilt it around the blocks and border and bind it.

                              This is one of the cutest panels I've seen. Good Luck!
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                              Scottie Mom Barb

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